Tibet

A land of breathtaking mountain scenery, sweeping landscapes and a rich Buddhist culture interwoven with monasteries, prayer flags, yaks and nomads.

From the golden spires of Lhasa’s temples and monasteries to the lofty peaks of Mount Everest, mystical Tibet is a world apart.

Locked in by the Himalayas and held up by a vast windswept plateau, Tibet remains somehow removed from the day to day. Her people follow the ringing of the temple bell, steeped in devotion and welcoming to all. For visitors, Tibet is without equal for its stunning natural scenery, deep religious devotion and distinctive traditions. Lhasa is your gateway, rich in historic landmarks and magnificent monasteries and temples. From there explore the vast central plateau with its pilgrimage sites, turquoise lakes and distant snow-crowned mountains culminating in a visit to Mount Everest base camp, the best place on earth to view this mountain marvel.

On an A&K journey through Tibet you’ll be swept away by the spirituality, observing pilgrims as they worship amidst prayer wheels and flags, and meeting monks in sacred monasteries. You’ll travel through epic landscapes and appreciate the warmth of the Tibetan people. A remote destination, accommodation choices are limited with a handful of luxury establishments in Lhasa but a welcome that will make your journey to the ‘Roof of the World’ one to remember.

Decades of in-country expertise means our Journey Designers can curate exceptional activities and experiences for you that are beyond the reach of the average traveller. Piece these together as a framework for your own bespoke adventure or find them in our featured journeys.

Continent Asia
Language Standard Tibetan
Capital Lhasa
Population 3,180,000
Area 1,228,000 km²
Currency Renminbi

When to Go

The best time to visit Tibet is from May to October when the snow has melted and the roads and high passes are traversible. Situated high on a plateau, Tibet experiences low temperatures and frost for the majority of the year. Summer is the only time when daytime temperatures hover in the low 20s. Autumn boasts fiery foliage with harvest festivals celebrated in October and in Spring, carpets of wildflowers spread out across the plateau.

More Information About A&K's Tibet

With nearly 40 years’ experience handcrafting luxury holidays throughout China and Tibet, the experts at A&K know what it takes to deliver a one-of-a-kind travel experience. We design luxury small group journeys and customised tours that inspire, delight and give you an insider’s look into what it means to live, work, and pray in traditional Tibet.

Our long-standing connections and offices allow us to offer you the best routes of discovery, the most desirable room categories, the finest transport options and access to exclusive experiences with the best experts in the region, as well as unmatched service at every stage of your journey. Our guides and drivers are the finest there is and we have an unmatched country-wide reach.

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